Twice-fried Artichokes, Aleppo Pepper & Pesto Aioli

This recipe is based on the concept of “If it grows together, it goes together”. We are very fortunate to have Charles from Field & Larder in the area. He grows beautiful artichokes and basil in the summer. A smear of pesto aioli on a sandwich will change your sandwich-making life. In this recipe, I…

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Lamb Ribs with Black Garlic Harissa

Anyone that’s familiar with the deliciousness of merguez (North African lamb sausage) will quickly notice a similarity to these lamb ribs rubbed in black garlic harissa. Merguez is traditionally flavored with harissa, a spicy chili paste. Our recipe is a large-scale version of merguez using lamb ribs that you can share with friends and family.…

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Dashing Star Farm

Dashing Star Farm is named after the beloved border collie and sheep herder, Blaze-in-Sky Dashing Star. But owner Lynn Mordas also prides herself on raising sheep and chickens with so much attention to detail, great chefs take notice. Dashing Star treats agriculture like a science. It also supports the local community, which is what Farm2ChefsTable…

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10 Reasons to do your own Herb Garden

I look forward to cooking with herbs all year long  because many dishes are packed with pinches or even handfuls of fresh herbs that perk things up a bit. With a little bit of proper planning in the spring time, you can have a bountiful variety of herbs right at your fingertips. Not to forget,…

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Tomatoes

You say tomato, I say tomato Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in fruit salad. I disagree with that old adage, slightly. Tomatoes are delicious with watermelon, one of my favorite unexpected food pairings. Tomatoes are so versatile that they can…

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Summer Squash

Squash comes from the Narragansett-Native American word askutasquash, which means “eaten raw or uncooked”. Mic drop. That pretty much sums up why summer squash is so great. But squash is also great for zucchini bread to pumpkin pie. What’s not to love about squash? The squash family is huge. It includes everything from giant pumpkins,…

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Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers are more than just a band, they’re a vegetable. While we’re talking about red hot chili peppers, we might as well discuss the 50,000 other kinds of peppers. Besides a vast array of colors and shapes, there’s another reward from peppers: They’re delicious. Let’s narrow it down to a few of…

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Cherry Glaze Quail with Grilled Radicchio & Grains of Paradise

Cherries signal that summer is officially in full swing! I try to use cherries as much as possible before cherry season ends. One way of preserving cherries is to turn them into a glaze. The traditional method of glazing cherries is called a gastrique, which is a sweet and sour sauce. I’ve been a sucker…

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Chanterelles on Toast with Corn Pudding & Goat Cheese

Chanterelles and corn are kindred spirits. I fully believe in their affinity because they reach peak season at the same time. Chanterelles have a natural, earthy sweetness that is quite similar to corn. In this recipe, we’ll nestle sautéed chanterelles onto grilled sourdough bread from Bread Alone Bakery that is bathed in corn pudding made…

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